WHAT IS TYPE 1 DIABETES?
T1D is not a lifestyle disease.
you cannot get it from eating too much sugar, and it can be diagnosed at any age.
at any age
Type is diabetes is a chronic, autoimmune condition that currently has no cure.
It occurs when the body’s immune system
attacks the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas, an organ that produces insulin.
Insulin is a hormone needed to help regulate blood sugar.
without it, sugar stays in the blood and can cause serious
damage to other organs in the body.
Type 1 diabetes is not preventable.
though the cause is unknown, studies
have shown that T1D results from a genetic
predisposition Along with an environmental trigger.
Type 1 is different from Type 2 diabetes; which occurs when the
body cannot properly use insulin.
(this is also called insulin resistance)
Type 2 is related to lifestyle, but there
is a genetic component. It can often be
treated with diet, exercise + medication.